- 'My Life and Leadership Vol 1' tour
Book Tour 2010 with The Most Honourable Edward Seaga at the University Bookshop, University of the West Indies, Mona, St Andrew, 7. 3 p.m. Reading from Volume 1 of the newly released autobiography, My Life and Leadership Volume 1: Clash of Ideologies 1930-1980. He will be signing books at the Liguanea Art Festival (Liguanea Drug and Garden) on Sun, Apr 25, 1:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. There will be a reading at Kingston Bookshop in Liguanea Post Office Mall on Sat, May 8, at 2 p.m.
- Mello Vibes
Campari Mello Vibes, Best of the '70s, '80s and '90s, at Mas Camp, New Kgn. Women free before 11 p.m.
- Musical Extravaganza
Musical Extravaganza at Church of Reconciliation, Bridgeport, Portmore, St Catherine, starting at 4:30 p.m. Featuring Karen Smith, Christopher Martin, Harold Davis, David Reid, The Reverend Grace Jervis and Kibwe Smith. Starts 4:30 p.m. Adm: $1,000 adults, $500 children 12 years and under.
- Curry Fest
Westmoreland Curry Fest Family Fun Day at The Manning's School, Savanna-la-Mar, Westmoreland. Featuring John Holt, D'Angel, G Whizz, KipRich, Assassin, Jah Cure, Iyah Blaze,I-Octane, Tifa, Sandra Brooks, Ken Boothe and others. Adm: $600, children under 12 years old $300.
- Liguanea Art Fair
The Liguanea Art Fair is at Liguanea Plaza, Old Hope Road, Liguanea, Kgn 6. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Ample parking at 27 Munroe Road and Sts Peter and Paul Church (shuttle provided). Featuring exhibition booths, workshops, more than 80 artists, food and refreshments.
- Sacred Music
Sacred Caribbean Music at UWI Chapel, Mona, St Andrew.
Infallible with Tanya Stephens
Bacardi and Tanya Stephens are Infallible at Christopher's, The Quad, 20-22 Trinidad Terrace, New Kingston, from 7:30 p.m.-11 p.m.
Book Party and Signing at Bookophilia, 92 Hope Rd, Kgn 6. Tel 978-5248. 6:30 p.m.-9 p.m. Panama Fever by W.B. Garvey. A descendant of Marcus Garvey reads his thrilling new novel based on his grandfather's papers that tells the untold stories of the men and women who left their homes and loved ones to fulfil the dream of building the Panama Canal.
Book Club Meeting at Bookophilia, 92 Hope Rd, Kgn 6. Tel 978-5248. 2 p.m.-5 p.m. Book of the Month is Dog Heart, with special guest author Diana McCaulay, who will sign copies of her book after the club meeting.
Two-for-one Special Movies at Carib 5, Palace Cineplex (Kgn and MoBay) and Odeon Cineplex in Mandeville. 8 p.m. shows only every Mon for the two-for-one special.
Blu Grass at Red Bones The Blues Café, 1 Argyle Road, New Kgn, starting at 9 p.m. Adm: $500, students with ID $300.
From Movie Shac, Loshusan, 29 East Kings House Rd, St Andrew, or Kiosk 1, Upper Manor Park Plaza, 182 Constant Spring Rd, St Andrew. Tel 755-3357, 931-9446. Get the latest movies in Blu Ray!
- An Education
Academy Award nominee Carey Mulligan plays 16-year-old schoolgirl Jenny, who lives with her parents in Twickenham, London. Her life revolves around working towards being accepted into Oxford University, and little else. Imagine how enticing it is when a much older man, David, comes into Jenny's life, offering a fabulous world of culture. Swept off her feet by David, Jenny soon finds herself in some awkward moments with David and his friends. Great film, set in the early '60s.
Claudette Williams' Inaugural Professional Lecture, The Other Side of the Pancake: Reading and Reasoning in a Postmodern Mode, in the Neville Hall Lecture Theatre, University of the West Indies, Mona, Kgn 7. Tel 977-1951, 927-2293. 5 p.m. This lecture will be given by Claudette M. Williams, PhD, professor of Hispanic Caribbean Literature, Department of Modern Languages and Literatures.
Wednesday Nights at the Quad, 20-22 Trinidad Terr, New Kgn. 754-1526. After work every Wed. $600 entrance, ladies free before 1 a.m.
Red Party Cup Drink Up at Village Blues Bar, St Andrew. Music DJ Narity and Bunco Hilltop.
Rum Bar Fridayz at 501/2 East Queen Street, Kgn. Music by Feel Fa International.
I And I Set The Trend at Coffee Walk, off Mavis Bank Rd, St Andrew. Music by Sniper International and Boxer and the crew.
Glamour Life at BLDG Q Car Park, Hemmingway Crescent, Duhaney Pk, St Andrew.
Red Stripe Bold, in association with Outlaws, presents Socamaloo, Shorts and Flip-Flops, at Keycard Beach Village, New Kingston, Sunday, April 25,2 p.m.-10 p.m. Adm $800, ladies free before 5 p.m.
The Vintage Party Train, Last Sunday Oldies Night, at Popular Lounge's, Dunrobin Plaza, 30 Dunrobin Ave, St Andrew, starting at 5 p.m. Music by Michael Barnett and Roberto Moore.
Igloo, Twisted Edition, at Sugarman's Beach, Portmore. Music by Coppershot. Adm: $500 before 6 p.m., $1,000 after.
Party Mondayz at S&P Lounge, 36 Giltress Street, Rollington Town, St Andrew. Music by Metro Media and Alanzo Hawk.
High Tea on the Terrace at Terra Nova All-Suite Hotel, 17 Waterloo Rd, Kgn 10. Tel 926-2211-3. 3:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
- Thurs to Fri, April 30
JPS Science & Technology Expo 2010: Green Technology For Survival at the National Arena, St Andrew. 1 p.m.-6 p.m. Thurs, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Fri. Free adm.
Polo: Finals of the BNS Jamaica Open, Kingston Polo Club, St Catherine. 2 p.m. subsidiary finals, 3:30 p.m. finals. Prize-giving and party will follow the finals.
Golf: Drive for the Drive - Race to Literacy at Constant Spring Golf Club, Constant Spring Rd, Kgn 8. Tel 906-7636-7, 755-1729. 1 p.m. start. $500 and six books for Constant Spring members, $1,500 and six books for non-members. Stableford Format! Wine and Cheese Party, compliments of Caribbean Producers Jamaica. Help us to break the world record for most books collected in one week!
- Today to Thursday
The Plumber at Green Gables Theatre, 6 Cargill Ave, St Andrew. Tel 926-4966. 8:30 p.m. Wed-Sat. 5 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Sun. Featuring Andrea 'Delcita' Wright, Garfield 'Bad Boy Trevor' Reid, Michael 'Stringbeans' Nicholson, Everaldo Creary, Belinda Reid and Trudy Bell. Directed by Stede Flash and Paul O'Beale.
LTM National Pantomime 2009/10: Pirate Jack Docked at Little Theatre, Tom Redcam Ave, St Andrew. Tel 926-6129. 7:30 p.m. Wed-Fri. 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Sat, 4:30 p.m. Sun.
Patrick Brown's Easy Street at Centrestage, Dominica Dr, New Kgn. Te 473-4485. 8 p.m. Tues-Fri, 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. Sat and Sun. Featuring Glen Campbell, Camille Davis, Courtney Wilson, Chris Hutchinson and more. Special daytime school performances are available. Please call 929-1280 or 754-3877 to book a date for your school.
Paul O'Beale's Serious Business at Sunset Jamaica Grande Hotel. Tel 926-4966. 7:30 p.m. Starring Keith 'Shebada' Ramsey.
- Fri, Apr 30
Book Launch: The Village Curtain by Tony Tame at Bookophilia, 92 Hope Rd, Kgn 6. Tel 978-5248. 6:30 p.m.-9 p.m. Free adm. Live music by Bijean from Griot Music, wine bar by J. Wray & Nephew's Delicato Wines, guest speaker Peter McConnell.
- Sat, May 1 to Fri, May 7
Rotary Race to Literacy Book Drive islandwide. Tel 355-3722, email email@example.com. Please help to break the world record for the most books donated in a seven-day period. Please donate any kind of book. Drop-off points include all Cannonball cafés, Shakti, JMMB, Island Grill and The Gleaner.
- Sat, May 1
Rotary Race to Literacy's Kids Day in Emancipation Park, New Kgn. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Free adm. Activities by El Centro. Interactive story readings; face painting by Quizz; favourite book characters body painting by Eon and Robby; balloon characters by Neil; kids yoga by Shakti; Jana Bent and Shaggy Parrot. Elmo, Zoe and Grover from Sesame Street will be there too!
- July 11-17 & 18-25
Camp Good Hope 2010 at Good Hope, Trelawny. Tel 881-6869, email firstname.lastname@example.org to secure a place. Ages 13-16 years old July 11-17, ages seven to 13 years old July 18-25. US$780 per child, 50 boys and girls in total per week. The dorms are in separate buildings.
We will swim, kayak, zip line and tube in the river and the sea, ride horses and bicycles, learn pottery, various arts, crafts, drama, music, dance and all sports, including tennis, soccer, football, cricket. We will hike, cook, stretch, enjoy tournaments and beach outings, take part in evening bonfires and parties.
A simple community service project will be part of each week. The theme this year is tabula rasa - anything that exists in its original pure state. We will create from a blank canvas, a piece of clay, explore new trails and river holes, invent games and more. As we journey on the outside, so will we discover our inner world.
- Sat, May 1
LAUGH: Stand Up Comedy Night at the Shoppes at Rose Hall, MoBay. 9 p.m. $1,000 presold, $1,200 at the gate, $2,000 VIP. Tickets available at Total gas station and Fontana Pharmacy.
- Sat, May 1
All in The Mix: Vintage Blend at Immaculate Conception High School, 152 Constant Spring Rd, Kgn 10. 7 p.m. $1,500. Featuring Ernie Smith, Boris Gardner, Desi Jones, Ossie D & Stevie G, Judy Emmanuel, Velia Espeut, Dimario McDowell, Yekengale, Tina Mowatt and more. MC: Heather Grant. In aid of financing St Benedict The Moor Roman Catholic Church's ministry in the communities of Harbour View, Bull Bay and Port Royal. Tickets available at Mall Pharmacy, Music Mart and Nicki's Petz N Thingz in the Harbour View Shopping Centre.
- Fri, April 30
Tea-Lishous Tea Tasting in New Kgn. Tel 968-4721, email email@example.com to RSVP. 6 p.m. (be on time!) $1,200. Includes traditional Victorian Afternoon Tea Men. Teas you'll be tasting include Genmaicha green tea, blooming teas, flavoured black tea and herbal teas. You will learn tea etiquette, how to brew teas, the different kinds, their history, the health benefits and more.
- Sat, June 5
Enter your team for The Appleton Estate's All-Jamaica Grill Off in Kgn. Tel 383-4900, 401-5338, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline for entering the competition is May 7 and the cost for entering your team is $12,000, which includes all meats and spices you will need for the competition, T-shirts for all team members and giveaways.
Categories include chicken, beef, lamb, pork and seafood, and sauce. We expect no fewer than 20 grilling teams, comprising both local and United States competitors. Once again, a select panel of culinary judges will put competitors to the test, under the auspices of an international auditing firm.
- Fri, May 7 to Sun, May 9
Kapalabhati Yoga with Pele Chen at Gymkhana, 19 Federal Ave, MoBay. Tel 940-3953. 4 p.m. Fri, 6 a.m. and 11 a.m. Sat, 6 a.m. Sum on Cornwall Beach. This is an invigorating and rejuvenating 90-minute hot yoga practice, focused on Forrest-Style yoga. It incorporates Hatha and Vinyasa modalities, with a modern-day twist! Also available upon request: 12:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Fri - private yoga sessions, Pele's deep Swe-Thai-Shi massage.
- Sat, May 1 to Sun, May 2
St James Horticultural Society's Annual Flower Show at Montego River Gardens, Porto Bello, St James. 2 p.m.-8 p.m. Sat, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun. $400. Gate prize: dinner for two at Half Moon Hotel.
- Sat, May 8
JTA Co-operative Credit Union Ltd's 46th Annual General Meeting at the Jamaica Conference Centre, 14-20 Port Royal St, Kgn. 9 a.m. registration, 10 a.m. start.
- Sat, June 19
Jazz Festival 2010: Treasure Beach Jazz Escape at Two Seasons Guest House, Treasure Beach, St Elizabeth. Tel 571-0818, visit www.2seasonsguesthouse.com. 7 p.m. Top local and international artistes!
- Fri, Apr 30
Roc Da Party World at Party World, Lower Maryland, St Andrew. Music by Supa Den.
Roll Back Monthendz, at Father's Bar, 7 Young Street, Spanish Town. Music by Alonzo Hawk.
Facebook Jeans and T-Shirt Fish Fry Event, at Chelsea Car Wash and Grill, 2 Chelsea Ave, St Andrew, from 10 a.m. to midnight.
The Ultimate Fish Fry, at 15 Sonny Bradshaw Avenue, Cooreville Gardens, St Andrew.
Laas Fridaze, at Star Apples, 94 Hope Road, St Andrew, from 6 p.m. to midnight.
St Georges BBQ, Star Light, at Police Officers' Club, 34 Hope Road, St Andrew. Music by Coppershot and Darkcide. Performances by Chedda, Wasp, Syhverto and Chino. Adm: $1,000 presold, $1,500 at the gate.
Real Vibes Party Wine and A1 Plumbing Promotions, in association with Pop Corn, present Real Vibes Party - Twin of Twins live onstage at The Building on Saturday, April 24. Hosted By Prettyboy Floyd. Prizes and surprises and BlackBerry giveaways. Live video by Rolexx. Music by Renaissance Disco, Outcast and Swatch International. Adm: $500 First 100 ladies free before 11: 50 p.m.
- Sat, May 1
Carlyle Foundation presents Life Fest, Peace and Love Concert, at Ranny Williams Entertainment Centre, 36 Hope Rd, St Andrew. Featuring Stephen and Damian Marley, Jazmine Sullivan, Alison Hinds, Liam Bailey, Capleton, Richie Spice, Queen Ifrica,I-Octane, Konshens, Chino, Laden, Briggy, Tajji and Spragga Benz. Hosted by Free and Bambino. Adm: $1,000 presold, $1,500 at the gate; VIP $2,000 presold, $2,500 at the gate.
The Fantastic Mega Heineken Club YUSH at the National Indoor Sports Centre, St Andrew. 10 p.m.-4 a.m. $2,000 presold, $2,500 at the gate, $4,000 upper deck!
Rendezvous at Club Cali, Coopers Pen, Trelawny. Featuring Bounty Killer, Mavado, Vybz Kartel, Busy Signal, Bling Dawg, Flexxx, Stein, Chase Cross, Munga, Bescenta, Norris Man, Fantan Mojah, Boom Boom, Tony Matterhorn, Ricky Trooper and others. Adm: $1,000, $800 before midnight, $1,500 VIP.
Dripp Dry, at Sea Scape Villa, St Ann. Music by DJ Arrow, DJ Gingas and DJ Santano. Adm: $500 presold, $700 at the gate.
- Sun, May 2
Ocean Splash Celebrity Entertainment Football Matches, at James Bond Beach, Oracabessa, St Mary. Featuring Mavado, Stacious, Twin of Twins, Cobra, Aidonia, I-Octane and others. Adm: $1,000.
- Fri, May 7
May Daze, Ghetto Fabulosity, at Ranny Williams Entertainment Centre, Hope Road, St Andrew. Music by ZJ Johnny Kool, ZJ Ice, Razz & Biggy and DJ Shine.
- Sat, May 8
Collectors Spin Selectors Swing, at Curphey Place, Swallowfield Road, Kgn 5. Featuring Errol, Glady, Richie Clarke, Señor Daley and guest selectors. Adm: $800 presold, $1,000 at the gate.
- Sun, May 9
To Mom with Love, Elegant Mother's Day Concert, Fashion Show and After-Party, at CariBlue Hotel, Rose Hall, Montego Bay, starting at 7 p.m. Featuring Empress Robertha and E-Silk. Backing band: Lloyd Parks & We the People Band. MC: Jackie Norman. Music by Collin Hines. Adm: $1,000 presold, $1,200 at the gate, $1,500 VIP.
- Sat, May 22
Majestic Paradise, The Hedonistic Experience, at Kabana, Hope Road, St Andrew.
Let's Go Dancin' at Ocean's 11, Fisherman's Point Road, Ocho Rios. Music by Michael Barnett and Bob Clarke. Adm: $500 presold, $750 at the door.
- Sun, May 23
Levels, The Party Cup Edition, at Quad, New Kgn.
- Fri, May 28
Barbeque, at Feel Fa Restaurant and Bar, Kgn. Music by Feel Fa International. Tickets cost $500.
Erotic Dreams at Katz Klub, New Kgn.
- Sat, May 29
Party With The Stars, Red Carpet Style, at Party World, Lower Maryland, St Andrew. Music by Sniper International and Boxer and the crew.
- Sun, May 30
Intense Orgasm at Dulwich Drive, Barbican, Kgn 8. Music by: DJ Smurf, ZJ Liquid, DJ Narity, Frass International and Cash Flow With Crazy Neil. Adm: $1,300 presold, $1,500 at the gate.
Mi Nah Laugh at Golf View Hotel, Mandeville. Featuring Rohan Gunter, Dwight Samuels, Elva, Dufton Sheperd, Pretty Boy Floyd, Leighton Smith, Granny and Lemon. Adm: $1,200 presold, $1,500 at the gate.
SRS Entertainment presents Diffusion, Tropical Isle, The Pool Edition, at a venue to be announced.
- April 30-May 16
- Sat, May 1
Athletics: Jamaica International Invitational at the National Stadium, Independence Park, St Andrew. 7 p.m. (gates open 2 p.m.). 4 p.m. 'It List' pre-meet show, with various artistes. $2,500 Finish Line, $2,000 Finish Area, $1,500 Grandstand B, $1,000 Grandstand A, $300 Bleachers. Usain Bolt and Veronica Campbell-Brown will be there! There will be an after-party at Mega Club YUSH at the National Indoor Sports Centre. Tickets available from April 28 at JNBS Half-Way Tree and Duke Street branches; JN MoneyShop Knutsford Blvd; Hilton Kingston Hotel; Sports Development Foundation; York Pharmacy; National Stadium.